Perry Proposals Protect Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, DC – Area Congressman Scott Perry reintroduced two bills that would stop future assaults on the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment Defense Act prevents the Executive branch from unilaterally taking action to create more restrictive regulations on law-abiding gun owners without Congressional action. The second, the ATF Wrongful Classification Act, originally was proposed to block a last minute push by the Obama Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to reclassify certain types of ammunition, specifically the M855, as “armor piercing.” The M855 typically is used for sporting purposes; however, technology allows it to be used in handguns. The ATF cited a loophole, which states ammunition that “may be used in a handgun” may be considered “armor piercing.” Perry’s bill amends U.S. Code to ensure that ammunition may be reclassified only if the manufacturer designs and intends the ammunition to be used in a handgun. The ATF since reversed its decision, but Perry’s legislation would ensure future administrations couldn’t attempt similar misclassifications.

REP. SCOTT PERRY

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